07-16-10 Suspect fleeing officers endangers children, ending
in Felony charge; Overnight Felony arrests of note
07-16-10 Suspect fleeing officers endangers children, ending in
Felony charge; Overnight Felony arrests of note
Arrested: James D. Lively, 34, Meridian
Charges: Eluding Police (F), 3 Warrant
charges of Failure to Appear
Boise Police Officers learned the
suspect had $76,000 in warrants and one felony warrant. Yesterday
afternoon (July 15th) at approximately 1:30 p.m. Officers confirmed
information that indicated the suspect could be located at a home
near S. Cole & W. McMullen streets (near Intermountain Gas). As
officers prepared to make contact with the suspect he noticed the
officers and fled on a motorcycle. At Cole & McMullen officers
observed him run a red light and almost hit a woman with 4 children
in the crosswalk. Officers did not pursue the speeding bike, for
public safety reasons. Officers searching the neighborhood noticed
a long skid mark at the end of McMullen, where it dead ends into a
wall. The suspect apparently crashed his motorcycle and attempted
to run off. Officers located the suspect and chase him on foot
through the BK sports field before he jumped onto the balcony of an
apartment. (the apartment turned out to be an acquaintance of his).
Officers located him hiding in the utility closet off the balcony.
The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on
the above listed charges.
TITLE 49 MOTOR VEHICLES CHAPTER 14 TRAFFIC -- ENFORCEMENT AND
GENERAL PROVISIONS49-1404.Fleeing or attempting to elude a peace
officer-- Penalty. (1) Any driver of a motor vehicle who wilfully
flees or attempts to elude a pursuing police vehicle when given a
visual or audible signal to bring the vehicle to a stop, shall be
guilty of a misdemeanor. The signal given by a peace officer may be
by emergency lights or siren. The signal given by a peace officer
by emergency lights or siren need not conform to the standards for
decibel ratings or light visibility specified in section 49-623(3),
Idaho Code. It is sufficient proof that a reasonable person knew or
should have known that the visual or audible signal given by a
peace officer was intended to bring the pursued vehicle to a stop.
(2) An operator who violates the provisions of subsection (1)
and while so doing: (a) Travels in excess of thirty (30)
miles per hour above the posted speed limit; (b) Causes
damage to the property of another or bodily injury to another; (c)
Drives his vehicle in a manner as to endanger or likely to
endanger the property of another or the person of another; is
guilty of a felony.
Warrant Arrested: Richard M. Walther, 20, Boise
Warrant Charges:Rape (F)
The suspect was taken into custody on an
outstanding felony warrant for Rape yesterday.
The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing
investigation into an alleged rape that took place on January 1st
of this year at a Boise bench home. Evidence indicates the suspect,
who is well known to the juvenile teenage female victim, committed
the offense. The incident was reported to police on January 2nd of
this year. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada
County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony
Arrested: Benjamin R. Westover, 31, Boise
Charges: Use of a Computer to Defraud (F), 3
counts of Fraud - No account (F)
The suspect was taken into custody
yesterday (July 15th) after a detailed investigation into more than
$10,000.00 in checks written to local businesses over the last few
months. Evidence indicates the suspect issued checks on a closed
account and issued two counterfeit cashiers checks to businesses.
Boise Police Financial Crimes Detectives have been working with the
local businesses who reported the crimes starting in June of this
year. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked
on the above listed charges.
Arrested: Peter A. Christesson, 21, Odessa Texas
Boise Police responded to a report of a theft
at a retail store on the 8100 block of West Fairview yesterday
(July 15th) at approximately 5:00 p.m. Store employees tell police
that they witnessed the suspect conceal items and then leave the
store without paying for them. Officers believe the suspect entered
the store with the intent to commit the theft resulting in the
burglary charge. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail
and booked on the above listed charges.
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